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CA Growin’: A Cherry on Top!

A Cherry on Top! Put it right on top of Spring! With cherry season right around the corner, it’s time to talk to Jon Brandstad!  Jon and his family grow cherries near Linden.  In 2011, Jon and his wife Christine permanently protected their 175-acre farm.  Three years...

Cherry Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 pound fresh CA cherries, washed and pitted 1 cup fresh lemon juice 6 cups cold water Optional (mint garnish)   Instructions: Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a pot until sugar dissolves. Add 1 cup cherries, bring to a boil...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Agpalo

It was a beautiful crisp day for Ms. Agpalo’s class from Garin Elementary to take a field trip to First Generation Farmers. The excitement roaring from the bus said it all when they arrived and saw all the free range chickens running around. The excitement...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Golinveaux

It was a beautiful day to visit First Generation Farmers for a field trip! Ms. Golinveaux’s 5th grade class had a wonderful opportunity to visit the farm and learn all about composting, horticulture, sheep, goats, chickens, and much more! Their trip was followed...

Meet Chelsea Molina

Meet Chelsea Molina, CFT's new Conservation Project Coordinator

CA Growin’: Is CA really a red-state?

Is California really a red-state? A red-tomato state that is! If you enjoyed a red, ripe, richly-flavored farm-fresh tomato last summer, you can probably give a big thanks to farmer Ken Oneto.  Last year, he grew nearly 4 million red ripe  tomatoes on 135 acres...

Italian Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs Roma tomatoes 1/3 cup olive oil 6 cloves minced garlic 1 tbs bottled Italian seasoning 1 tbs sugar Pinch of salt 3 dashes ground black pepper 2 tbs oregano – coarsely chopped   Instructions: Preheat oven to 300F Rinse the Roma tomatoes...

CA Growin’: O’live it up with Farmer Al

California Growin’: Olives Oh Olives, how we love thee… you bring us flavor, health, and beauty. California, we say, “let’s o’live it up!” Let’s start at a special farm in the Bay Area that is growing organic fruits with...

Fresh Herb Olive Oil Dip

Fresh Herb Olive Oil Dip So simple yet so delicious. Have this ready in just 10 minutes for a perfect appetizer before a meal. Don’t forget – the more fresh the herbs are, the better!   Ingredients: 1 tbsp fresh basil 1 tbsp fresh parsley 3 minced garlic cloves 2...

Brandstad Brothers

The Brandstad Brothers Farm is held under Jon and Richard Brandstad. The 2 parcels encumbered by the Agricultural Conservation Easement make up about 158 acres of protected property. Their land is comprised of tree crops (walnuts & cherries). The property is...

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